Designer/ Drafter

Alameda, CA

Posted: 09/16/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Software/Hardware Job Number: j-1260

Job Description


Alameda, CA 


We change the landscape of what is possible with batteries. Our technology is a new chemistry that increases the energy density of Li-Ion batteries, which enables more features and design options for consumer devices and longer range, higher performance, and greater affordability for electric vehicles. Our product works today, drops into existing battery manufacturing processes, and is manufacturable economically at scale. 

We believe how we work together is as important as the great things we accomplish. Foundational to this belief is building an inclusive and distinctive culture – one that is collectively shaped and owned by all employees. Learn more about our values here. 

This company is working to revolutionize energy storage by developing next-generation Li-ion technologies that increase energy density and reduce the cost of storage. We’re seeking a flexible, collaborative Designer/Drafter to help build the next generation of custom battery material manufacturing equipment. This role will work closely with our equipment engineers to create mechanical and electrical models/drawings for new capital equipment. This position will be the first of its kind at this company - expect to work on a wide variety of projects and have the opportunity to learn new skills. 


  • Create 3D CAD models for existing and new manufacturing equipment 
  • Create 2D component and assembly drawings for bidding out to and collaborating with external vendors 
  • Create electrical schematics for control panels with input from engineers 
  • Create Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) for new equipment with input from engineers 
  • Create and maintain Bills of Materials for large assemblies 
  • Lead and participate in design reviews for your and others’ work 
  • Take field measurements and incorporate them into your designs 
  • Perform incoming inspections of your parts and panels 
  • Create assembly, installation, and operations manuals for equipment 


  • Minimum of 2 years of technical design/drafting experience 
  • Expertise in mechanical 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred) including large assemblies 
  • Experience in mechanical 2D CAD (AutoCAD preferred) 
  • Fluent in ASME Y14.5 
  • Familiarity with P&IDs 
  • Familiarity with electrical schematics 
  • Strong mechanical intuition and basic knowledge of electronics and wiring practices 
  • Effective and timely communication with internal and external partners 

Good to Have 

  • Experience creating P&IDs and electrical schematics (AutoCAD preferred) 
  • Experience with SolidWorks PDM, Simulation, and Animation 
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical design for manufacturability 
  • Experience analyzing complex tolerance stack-ups using the Worst-on-Worst and Root-Sum-Squared methods 
  • Familiarity with weld types and callouts (AWS 2.4) 
  • Vacuum, semiconductor, or chemical processing drafting experience 
  • Working knowledge of applicable mechanical and electrical codes/standards 

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